On Friday, March 7, 2009, Nancy went to the grocery store after work. Coincidentally, a Tenino police officer was stationed at the corner running radar and witnessed Nancy entering her home alone with groceries Like most Sundays in the late afternoon/early evening, Bill drove to Nancy’s house with the girls after spending the weekend with them on Sunday, March 6, 2009. He was surprised to find the door open and no sign of Nancy inside despite her car being in the driveway. He took the girls back to his place intending to return later assuming she would be there. Bill returned a bit later and Nancy was still not there. Upon realizing she left her purse car keys in the house, he contacted the police to file a missing person report.
The detectives who inspected the home determined that there was no sign of forced entry nor evidence that pointed to another person being inside. Though estranged for two years at the time of her disappearance, Bill and Nancy were not legally divorced. They were friendly and on good terms, sharing the care of their beloved daughters. In fact, Bev Poston maintains that though separated, Nancy never said a negative word about Bill. It was simply a matter of growing apart, and the two worked hard to keep the girls safe and happy.
Bill is not a person of interest after early investigations, including a polygraph test, ruled him out. Nancy’s family stands by Bill and neither they, nor Bill, believe Nancy would leave intentionally without her children.
There is currently a $30,000 reward for anyone with information leading to Nancy's return.